USDA is committed to supporting a diverse range of farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners through Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. This effort will expand markets for America’s climate-smart commodities, leverage the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production, and provide direct, meaningful benefits to production agriculture, including for small and underserved producers.

USDA is investing more than $3.1 billion for 141 projects through this effort and all the projects require meaningful involvement of small and underserved producers.

Several websites have been created to help producers learn more about the climate-smart commodity initiatives and what opportunities exist for producer participation in Kansas:

        • AgWeb: Farm Journal's Trust in Food and AgWeb have created a Climate Smart Opportunity Navigator to help producers learn about opportunities and evaluate whether any of the grant projects might meet their unique needs and location.
        • KWO: The Kansas Water Office also has a Conservation Resource Guide that provides information about Kansas agricultural conservation assistance programs (though not necessarily through the Climate Smart Commodity grants).
        • USDA: The USDA's Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities website contains general information about the USDA program for climate-smart commodities, and the Project Dashboard is a way to see what opportunities are available in Kansas, filtered by commodity, practice, and partner.